Groceries

At this time, PRC is providing on-site only, no-contact emergency food and financial assistance.  Art, job workshops, computer and literacy classes have transitioned to virtual classes. Visit Modified Food Hours to see current PRC food schedule.

Back to School Drive sign

PRC’s Back to School Drive helps prepare children for a new school year by providing free school supplies!

Help us reach our goal of filling book bags with school supplies for 1,000 students.

Click here for details.

If you need school supplies, click here.

PRC is now accepting donated computer items, especially laptops!

Computer ownership and skills have become essential in our digital world, but not everyone has equal access. Digital tools – something many of us take for granted – allow people to find jobs, complete school work and lead more connected and enriching lives.

Click here to learn how you can help.

What We Do

Food Pantry

Our pantry offers a variety of fresh, quality food to meet families’ choices and nutritional needs, and connects people with other services and resources.

Refurbished Computers & Training

From homework to finding a job, computers have become an essential tool in everyday life.  We all need technology and skills to thrive in the digital age.

Our free Refurbished Computers and Training Programs help you gain the skills and tools you need in this digital world.

Social Services

People’s Resource Center offers social services, financial assistance, and emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualifying clients.  We connect with neighbors at risk of homelessness, to develop strategies to stay housed and stable.

Financial Assistance and Social Services

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Job Assistance

Our neighbors seek to build and improve employment skills. The Job Assistance program at People’s Resource Center helps unemployed and underemployed residents of DuPage County find a job.  We provide free workshops and one-on-one job search coaching.

Art Program

Art helps us express ourselves in both times of challenge and times of joy. People’s Resource Center offers free art classes for DuPage County residents.  Classes include painting, ceramics, collage, and more.

Adult Learning & Literacy

Inclusive and informed communities are strong communities. The Adult Learning and Literacy program offers free instruction in English, math, and reading, as well as preparation for GED and citizenship tests.  Learning occurs in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors.

Clothes Closet

People’s Resource Center clients may shop in our Clothes Closet for free, gently-used, seasonal clothing for men, women, and children.

Clothes Closet

How You Can Help

Support PRC by becoming a volunteer.
Support PRC with your donations.
Participate in various events for PRC.

Upcoming Events

Evening Painting Studio 3 (Virtual)

07/26/2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for the final class in this series. This program features paint-along instruction using either acrylic or watercolor paint. Learn different techniques and skills as you paint! Subject matter varies. Click the register button to see the flier with links to sign up and additional information.

Flower Art (Outside)

07/27/2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
This class will meet in person, outside at the College of DuPage Gardens! Join us as we harvest some flowers and pound them onto paper to make beautiful works of art! This program is designed for adults and children who are five years or older. Clicking the Register Now button will take you to a...
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Repetition Leads to Success! 1:1 Interviews

08/05/2021
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Improve interview skills by participating in mock interviews and receiving immediate feedback. Registration for this virtual program happens through the Downers Grove Public Library.

Our Impact

For over 45 years, People’s Resource Center has greeted everyone with dignity, respect and compassion – and is a responsible steward of our resources.  PRC meets people where they are, every day.  In 2019, we reached nearly 25,000 neighbors with emergency help and empowering programs.  And everything PRC does is made possible by the over 2,600 inspiring volunteers and dedicated supporters who encourage us in our important work.

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